Turning the page on 2015

It's the end of 2015 which has been an excellent year for me, I did my biggest year blogging so far!

VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) [FIXED]

It's a common problem of VirtualBox and I looked through tons of pages and didn't find a fix, maybe because there isn't? Good think I found a fix!!

Turn LibreOffice into the best book writing software out there

Recently I've came across some "book writing software" that is supposedly able to help me write a book and enhance my productivity, I gave that software a try and felt it was too complicated, If I need to take an advanced course just to learn how to use the software, that's a serious problem and some major down time spent learning a new software while I have a productivity suit that does everything required with ease!

تقرير برنامج CodeLobster PHP Edition 5.8 الداعم للعربية

CodeLobsterPHP logo

هذا البرنامج هو بيئة تطوير متعددة الأغراض، يستخدم لتطوير العديد من تقنيات الويب مثل HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP في النسخة 5.8 تم دعم اللغة العربية في التحرير وأصبحت تظهر بشكل واضح غير مفكك على غرار النسخ السابقة، وهو مطلب قامت الشركة بتنفيذه نزولًا عند رغبة المستخدمين العرب.
قمت بعمل تقريري على النسخة الاحترافية مكتملة الخصائص، لذلك ربما لا تعمل مع بعض الخصائص حتى تقوم بشراء ترخيص من الشركة. للنسخة الإنجليزية إضغط هنا.

BlueGriffon 1.8 is out!

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As a free lancer web developer / designer on Linux. I strive to find the tools that make my work easier and more fun! In terms of web development there aren't many YSIWYG tools to use, with Nvu and Kompozer being discontinued and BlueGriffion's seemingly end of life (marked as discontinued by Alternativeto.net), LibreOffice has shown some WYSIWYG potential and I noted that in a previous post. 

GIMP. 20 years of awesome!

Last November, GIMP celebrated it's twentieth anniversary, becoming the official Open source image editing suit.
GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and through out it's age GIMP went through a lot of development and improvements, and drew it's fair share of comparisons and controversy.
GIMP has many scripts and filters to enhance it's productivity and it's rage is simply amazing, it can be used for a wide range of work from basic editing to professional grade photography and everything in between. It became my to go-to suit that I use for everything! And this blog has many GIMP tagged posts. In fact my best viewed posts are usually about GIMP! Feel free to check these posts from this link.
GIMP is now at version 2.8.16 (the birthday version) and it's better than ever, go download it from GIMP.org for your system, it's cross platform.
It's never too late to join the movement of open source, even if it's been 20 years since the first GIMP build. It shows how much passion and experience behind this awesome project.
Besides code, GIMP has a great community that is our there to help and give support for new users and experienced users as well.
Also there is a ton of scripts out there that will make your life much easier, as one of my readers replied to the Obamicon post: “I love it, saved my a ton of work with Illustrator, thank you so much”.
Even if you are an Adobe master and can't imagine using anything other than PS, download GIMP and give it a spin (even on a virtual machine) and see what all of these people are excited about, you will go back to using it. I guarantee it!

Did you download GIMP? What did you think? Let me know what you have in mind in the comments section below!
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منظومة حجز موعد استخراج جواز السفر أخبار ومستجدات

مرحبًا بك في تدوينة جديدة حول الجوازات في ليبيا.
في التدوينات السابقة تحدثت عن المشاكل التي تواجه الناس في التسجيل في منظومة الحجز، والتحسينات الظاهرية التي طرأت على منظومة حجز المواعيد. لنلقى نظرة على الوضع الحالي للجوازات، وأخر ما أعلنته المصلحة وتداوله الناس فيما بينهم.

Zim-Wiki: Where have you been all my life?

I've come across Zim-Wiki while searching for the best notepad application, in this review I shall talk about why it has become my go to application for almost everything!

Installing VirtualBox on your computer

We talked about installing VirtualBox on our computer, to do that we will go to VirtualBox.org and download the latest version for our system. And as soon it finishes downloading we start the install.
This post is using version 5

Virtual machines 101

Remember when I said that I shouldn't install / uninstall Windows so much? And that I should have made a virtual installation instead to test?

Well I will tell you how so you don't do the same mistakes I did.

Virtual computing is all about installing operating systems in a fail safe environment. Where the damages don't affect the computer and stay in the "machine".

If you ever played an emulated game, then you have somewhat of an idea.
It's actually very simple and used widely, let's take a look at what is a virtual machine?

الدبلوم العالي والدراسات العليا

من خلال هذه التدوينة أود طرح موضوع يمس كل طلبة التعليم العالي الذين درسوا في المعاهد ولديهم رغبة في مواصلة الدراسة والتحصل على شهادات عليا، والصعوبات التي يواجهها هؤلاء الطلبة في مسعاهم.

لماذا يود طالب الدبلوم العالي مواصلة الدراسة والتحصل على البكالوريس ومن بعدها الماجستير والدكتوراه؟

Internet in Libya

I had to write about this issue to let the world know what kind of suffering do we have to endure to get on line

Wiping free space to make the phone run faster

After updating a Samsung I9082 (Grand) from 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 it became much slower and restarted often. A factory reset was due. Even after the reset the phone was incredibly slow.

The first thing you should do each morning!

Having a plan is essential for daily success. Planning your day carefully can make you a lot more productive..

Make a to do list first thing you wake up in the morning, or better yet before you sleep! And make it happen!

Check the task list first thing in the morning rather than your timeline! I mean it!

How to fix the mixed numbers on Android issue?

You got your new Android phone, you pop in the SIM card and expect everything to work like it should, but it doesn't!
Your numbers are mixed, you don't remember any of them and every call is a guess!

اليوم العالمي للغة العربية

في مثل هذا اليوم من كل عام يحتفل العالم باليوم العالمي للغة العربية، هذا اليوم هو ذكرى دخول اللغة العربية ضمن اللغات الرسمية ولغات العمل بالأمم المتحدة، واخترت هذا اليوم بالذات للحديث عن أمر يضايقني بشدة حول اللغة العربية.

CodeLobsterPHP Edition 5.8 is out, supports Arabic!

CodeLobsterPHP Edition continues it's active development cycle by launching version 5.8 which brings many improvements to the  IDE, most notably an improvement long anticipated by Arab developers, Arabic support.

In my review of CodeLobsterPHP IDE I listed not supporting Arabic as a con of this software, now I can proudly say that it supports Arabic, and I was asked by the company to test for Arabic support, here are the results:

Arabic language working on the code pane

Arabic language working on the preview pane

Arabic language working on the inspector pane

For a complete list of features and bug fixes on version 5.8 click here.

Many Arab developers like this IDE and they are interested in purchasing a license, the only thing stopping them is that CodeLobsterPHP Edition doesn't support Arabic. Starting of version 5.8 that's a thing of the past!

I listed in my review of CodeLobsterPHP Edition that it has a friendly and responsive community, check the request I posted asking for Arabic language support, they are as good as I said they were!

So here you have it!  It supports Arabic now!
As an Arab developer, is having Arabic support in the tools a problem? How do you feel when Arabic is supported on such an amazing IDE? Would you try it? It has a free version you know ;)
Let me here what you have to say, and expect an Arabic post about CodeLobsterPHP Edition soon!

Windows 8.1 losing free space [FIXED]

After installing Windows 8.1 and doing all the updates. I was getting ready to create an image (in case anything happens) so I did the usual steps of cleaning and optimizing. Shortly after creating the image I noticed 12 GB of free space occupied! Where did my free space go?

Wifi not connecting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 2 [FIXED]

After that partial upgrade and the annoying Docky issue finally fixed, I thought I was safe, but another annoying issue appeared,  and this time hitting closer to home!

الإنترنت في ليبيا

كان لزاما علي أن أتحدث عن هذه الأزمة ليعلم العالم مانوع المعاناة التي نقاسيها لندخل على شبكة الإنترنت.
بادئا ذي بدء: كيف نتحصل على الإنترنت؟

Are people being sucked into the network?

Anywhere I go. People are staring into smartphones, even while driving yes! And I've avoided that idiot barley!

People are interacting less, staring more. Many more apps appear daily. I'm known for an Anti-Facebook attitude but it seems that there are other sites that suck people to that dark hole.

My blog reached 45K views!

It's been a while since I posted one of these posts,I decided to leave them for the special occasions, this happens to be one of them!

I have reached 45  Thousand views on my blog, which is a really good place to be, and a good progress since the last milestone of 40K. Meaning I got 5 thousand views in less than two months, not bad at all!

I have been busy working on myself and keeping myself busy with many projects, it's a time of change, and I have to be at my best.

I got the chance to experiment with many great applications and ideas I'll be posting about throughout the winter, many fall within my passion subjects, Linux and open source.

I noticed I grew as a blogger and I am making consistent effort to grow and improve each day, and I hope you can see that in my posts and style of writing.

I still believe that the sky is the limit and I hope to grow even more as a blogger and help more people while learning and having fun doing what I love.

Until the next stop of 50K, have a good day, and keep visiting my blog!

The death of the laptop

I tend to follow the tech news, and lately laptop sales are dropping and companies are losing money, isn't that something!

Fix the p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } problem in your blog

It happens more often with me than ever, maybe because now I write my posts outside of blogger and then paste them (and there is nothing wrong with that by the way!). It makes my blog look bad and a lot less professional.
I tried so many things including font play and adjusting the breakers, nothing worked! I was able to fix it so easily, so read on to learn the complete fix!

Partial Upgrades in Ubuntu + Docky issue [FIXED]

One day out of the blue Ubuntu said it needed a partial upgrade, I clicked OK and didn't think twice about it, it did some work on many packages and for some reason Docky 3.0 (Experimental branch by Rictoz) was selected for “upgrade” and after the reboot it was gone!

The partial upgrade in general is nothing to worry about and it's safe to click continue, especially I'm running 14.04 LTS which is supposedly supported until late 2016.
Partial upgrade
I was set back to Docky 2.0.2 which I don't have a problem with, except it crashes.
(If you read my Docky post you know that I chose Docky 3.0 over 2.0.2 because it's more stable and doesn't crash randomly all the time. Despite Docky 2.0.2 having cool “Docklets” that added to it's functionality.)
 I couldn't install Docky 3.0 due to package dependency issues, and therefore I was stuck with Docky 2.0.2 for a while, only then I realized how much I depended on it to get my things done!

The fix was super easy!

I went to the downloaded files I had which were three files: Docky, Libplank, and Libplank common.
Using Gdebi I installed Libplank common the first, then Libplank and finally Docky 3.0, it replaces the old one and no need to uninstall.
Thing is every time it looks for updates it wants to remove Docky, and that happens daily, I found a

way to fix that by simply “locking” the version.
I went to Synaptic and searched for Docky, selected it and clicked lock version under package. Now even when it looks for updates it greys out Docky and doesn't update it. I have a detailed tutorial on how to use Synaptic that you can find here.

Locking package version using Synaptic

That's how I got Docky 3.0 back after it was ruined by the partial upgrade, I hope you found this useful, please let me hear your feedback and have a nice day.

ساعة برمجة 2015

 ساعة برمجة هو جزء من الأسبوع العالمي لعلوم الحاسوب، يتيح للملايين تعلم البرمجة ونشر الثقافة بين الطلاب وإعطائهم فرصة لتعلم البرمجة وتطوير أنفسهم، وأيضا لمنح طلبة المدارس ساعة من علوم البرمجة.

How to make the awesome Docky bar even more awesome with these tricks?

Today I'll be talking about making the awesome Docky dock even more awesome!

As you know Docks are really productive and once you get used to them you are hooked for good!
 I mentioned it in an earlier post as an honorable mention, but I always felt Docky deserved a post of it's own!

منظومة حجز موعد استخراج جواز السفر (الجديدة)

قد مر أكثر من شهر على تدوينتي السابقة حول منظومة الجوازات الليبية، ومن الإنصاف أن أذكر بعض التحسينات التي أضيفت على المنظومة والسلبيات التي تم التغلب عليها..

Sublime Text. The text editor you have been looking for

The reason why I didn't use Sublime Text is really really simple, I thought it was commercial and cannot be used for free, read on to find out what changed my mind.. Build 3083

Installing Windows 10 insider on Lumia 630 Dual

I decided since the Windows 10 update was rolling in “waves” that I want to try Windows 10 early on my Nokia Lumia. I installed Windows Insider on the phone and choose the fast ring.

Ubuntu 15.10 is out

Canonical has released Ubuntu 15.10, the latest version of Ubuntu is out and available for download.

أنت ومصطفى الأغا والفايبر!

شعار برنامج الفايبر
وصلتني رسالة منذ يومين على هاتفي من رقم دولي غير مخزن، تزاحمت أحرفها على شاشة الهاتف وسط تطبيق الفايبر البنفسجي، تزعم أسطرها المتفرقة أنني فزت بجائزة مسابقة دريم الأخير، وأن رئيس مجلس إدارة "أمبيسي شخصيا بإنتظاري على الرقم ... لأعرف ماهي الجائزة وكيفية إستلامها.
المرسل مصطفى الأغا وكيل قناة  MBC   

I have reached 40,000 visits! Podcast time!

Hey there guys :D
I reached 40K views. That means it's time to celebrate!!

منظومة حجز موعد استخراج جواز السفر

من أكثر الأمور تعقيدا في يومنا هذا إستخراج جواز إلكتروني في ليبيا، الأمر الذي يحتاج إلى الواسطة والرشوة  (وكفى بالرشوة  من المحرمات)، وعندما تم فرض "المنظومة" فرضاً، زادت الأمور تعقيداً..

You are getting Windows 10 Whether you like it or not!

I haven't been using Windows very often lately!
I am mostly on Xubuntu doing things light and easy. Today I logged in to defrag and checkout things. I also checked the updates, looking closely I found a bad surprise!

Life after leaving “the book”

It's been a few months since I deleted my Facebook account once and forall. I felt that Facebook took away my friends and a big part of my life and productivity, my friends and acquaintances felt differently..

Many of them felt that I didn't want them in my life, or thought I was being a jerk for unfriending them (take this seriously! People were killed for unfriending some people!) and the general attitude was very unfriendly.

مقدمة الى التصميم

توجد عدة طرق خاطئة لتصميم المواقع والجرافيكس. ستضمن لك الإحباط وضياع الجهد والوقت !

Xara Xtreme. Another Linux design tool

I've reviewed Inkscape on this blog before and gave it a thumbs up. It's a little resource extensive so if you are looking for a free alternative. Then Xara Xtreme has you covered!
Xara Xtreme has provided a version of its designer free for Linux (and Linux only ) so if you are looking to do some design on your Linux machine then lets get going! So the Linux desktop doesn't lack a design software (according the the developer website).

Things I hate about Android

Android has taken the world by storm, it over sold each and every system out there! Killed Symbian, out sold iOS and buried Windows phone. So why the hate?

Open source design

Anyone how decides to pursue a career in graphic design is faced with an obstacle! Many courses don't teach graphic design! They teach adobe products! 

Please, respect FOSS

FOSS stands for free and open source software. Many people tend to have a negative attitude towards FOSS, always criticizing it and doubting it's ability to fill in for propriety software. 

Bephone Be Elite 2 ROM download (Link fixed).

It's been a while since anyone mentioned the Be Elite.  A solid phone with no potential at all!!

Benefits of clean installs

Over time your system gets overloaded with problems and dead shortcuts, the installations and removal of software, some hidden malware you aren't ware of. Even with cleaning solutions like Iobit advanced cleaner and Ccleaner. You still have some things you can't clean. You will notice over time a slower boot and a general drop in performance. That's time to consider a clean install.

Telegram instant messaging application review, channel update

Telegram logo
We have looked into several chat apps in this blog such as Whatsapp and Viber. Telegram focuses more on privacy and security more than these apps. 
Telegram's popularity exploded when Facebook announced it's acquisition of Whatsapp in early 2014 raising security concerns among users, peaking 50 million downloads that day alone. Telegram is free and open source and has no advertisement what so ever!
 Let's take a look at the reasons to abandon whatever you become addicted to and switch to Telegram.

CCleaner for Ubuntu?

Until the time of this writing piriform hasn't made it's software available for Ubuntu. But there are other tools you can use to clean and optimize your computer.

التقنية في حياتنا

مادفعني لكتابة هذه التدوينة هو حضوري لمؤتمر تقني الفترة الماضية تحدث فيه 5 من المطورين ومتخصصي تقنية المعلومات الليبيين، ماشدني بالتحديد هو حديث مطوري التطبيقات ..

CodeLobsterPHP Edition review

CodeLobsterPHP logoToday I'm writing my review for CodeLobster PHP edition by CodeLobster.com as the first entry to my featured section, It's a multipurpose IDE (Integrated Development Environment) which can handle many web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP of course. This review was done on the Professional version and some features require purchasing a license. For the Arabic review click here.

How to change the user picture in Xubuntu?

Well if you arrived here that means that you (like me) spent hours roaming through menus and options with no use!
Your journey has ended! Here I give you the easiest way to change the user picture.

Open source design

Anyone how decides to pursue a career in graphic design is faced with an obstacle! Many courses don't teach graphic design! They teach adobe products!
They don't teach you how to design a logo, they teach you Indesign. Or how to edit a picture, they teach you PhotoShop!
Over time you are used to the adobe eco system and so consumed into it you can't stand seeing anything else, or worse! Anything not done the "adobe way"!
The tools need to be sorted like this, the monitor must flicker in that pattern. And the worst in my opinion are mac designers as they don't accept change at all!
I'm not running from door to door trying to convert people to open source! I just want to do my daily job (Using open source please!) The problem is that the designers don't accept to tolerate anything done differently! And open source is different!
It's not like PhotoShop! No one said that! Gimp is a separate package that does the same things differently and possibly better!
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Inkscape is not like Indesign and it shouldn't be. It's a different software doing the same task.
Inkscape Logo
Why do they care if the output is the right size and format? Ready for printing without a glitch?
What gets on my nerves is that most of these judgmental people O have to deal with use cracked software! I don't think they saw an Adobe Photoshop label before or ever saw across the registry process being done!
Imagine someone working for 10-15 years with a cracked software without guilt or remorse, then without a spec of shame looks down on open source software!
Respect FOSS please!!

Remove the Get Windows 10 once and for all

Remove GWX
What is GWX? Get Windows 10 is the advert Microsoft slipped into the Windows updatemasked as a “recommended update” KB3035583, after you install it you have to restart the computer. After that it will stay until you upgrade to Windows 10. I was flattered at first, especially after my upgrade was reserved “on it's own”, but after upgrading and going back I started to think of it as more of a Spyware than a flattery.

Think of it! It was installed on it's own, there is no way of closing it, it starts with the computer. Totally sounds like a Spyware to me!

Now that we know what is it and where it came from. Let's take a look at removing it all together. And removing it means you don't get to upgrade to Windows 10 from the store (good riddance!) Ehm!

Get Windows 10?! Not again Microsoft!

As I was updating my newly installed Windows 8.1 Pro. I came across a familiar icon! It was the Get Windows 10 icon sitting on my taskbar! I wouldn't have thought that I'm aligable for another download after I downloaded Windows 10, upgraded to it, clean installed it , and finally remove it and get back to Windows 8.1 !!

Get Windows 10, again!
You can see the date and time to know it's today!

Well that was a rich reading material wasn't it?!
I took my time experimenting with Windows 10 on my personal computer, installing and uninstalling again and again, I didn't even use a virtual machine. NOOOO! I used my everyday computer to do these experiments!
For obvious reasons I'm not falling for that upgrade offer once again! And I have some other reasons to add to that list. So checkout that post!
I think I've had enough install/uninstall action for the rest of my life! Let alone the countless updates, the time wasted and the data charges I'm paying for all of this mess.
I'm finishing my updates and that's that. No more upgrades on this device for me. And I don't recommend anyone to upgrade to Windows 10!

Uninstall Windows 10 Reinstall Windows 8.1 same license (Not a rollback).

Windows 8.1 LogoHello guys
I'm happy to announce that I found a way to get back to Windows 8.1! Not from the rollback option or the recovery! My way is uninstalling Windows 10. And reinstalling Windows 8.1 using the same license!

Top 3 common issues faced when dualbooting

Hey guys. This is a post to all dual booters out there.
Dual booting can bring many perks if done properly. It's like having two computers working together. And a really good idea in case one of the systems fails, you will have a configured running system and your work flow won't be affected by the fail. 
As I had to fresh install Windows 10 from scratch (because the rollback failed

There are some minor disturbances to take care of first. And those are mostly caused by Windows.

10 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10

I had my initial doubts about Microsoft giving out Windows 10 for free. Everyday I am convinced that my worries were sound! And it was much worse sadly!
For these reasons I am regretting the Windows 10 upgrade offer
 I wrote this post prior to my upgrading, some of these fears aren't exactly true (or proven wrong) but still they sound pretty reasonable don't they?

Here are  10 reasons to skip the Windows 10 free update that expires July 29th.

التدوين من الهاتف المحمول 2

التدوين من الهاتف المحمول
كنت قد تحدثت في تدوينة سابقة عن التدوين من الهاتف المحمول ووعدت بتجربتها عمليا. اليوم ساتكلم عن خدمات الزبون في ليبيا ما يعرف ب customer service متخذا من شركة البديل مثالاً:

Updating to Windows 8.1 from the store (Dual Boot Saga)

Those were really busy days. But this step comes as the final step. Finally I can upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the store to get this over with. I'll have the latest update in both Linux and Windows. If you followed the saga you would know that none of this came easily!!

Fresh install Windows 10

After I was absolutely certain that Windows was unrecoverable. So I began the process to fresh install Windows 10. I really felt stuck but what can we do?

لماذا نستعمل الليونكس؟

لماذا نستعمل اللينكس؟

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

سؤالي اليوم هو لماذا نستعمل اللينكس؟ لماذا لانكتفي بما هو لدينا فقط؟ وفي أغلب اﻷحوال هذا يعني الويندوز.

Transfer Windows 8 licence to a new machine (Dual Boot Saga)

This is the third episode of the Dual Boot Saga. In the last two episodes we talked about installing Windows 8 and restoring the Grub menu so we can actually dual boot.
In this episode we will be covering the most important aspect of the whole saga, Transferring Windows license. 

LibreOffice 5.0 hanging on Ubuntu, can't highlight fix!

LibreOffice logo

While messing around with LibreOffice Writer 5.0 on Ubuntu I discovered that I can't highlight text, and trying to highlight text made the whole program freeze! I managed to fix it and this is how I did it..

لماذا نستخدم الویندوز؟

ولم لا ؟ فهو الذی وجدناه فی جهاز البیت عندما إشتریناه، وهو الذی یوجد بكمبیوتر المدرسة و العیادة. وكافی الانترنت. وهو الذی أخذنا علیه دورة الكمبیوتر التی أهلتنا للوظیفة التی نحلم بها، وهو الذي يحوي عشرات اﻷلاف من اﻷلعاب التي تمتعنا وتسلينا،  وهو الذی أصبح ملازما للكمبیوتر ولایفارقه بإضافاته العدیدة، وإصدارات برامجه التی تصدر كل سنة..

Restoring Linux boot (Dual Boot Saga)

Dual Boot saga episode 2
After I installed Windows. I have lost Linux in the boot menu, in fact there wasn't a boot menu at all!
As soon I boot the computer Windows would come up and take the boot from there?!

Setting the first line as the file name in LibreOffice

LibreOffice Logo
One of the few features I missed moving from Microsoft Office was the auto name upon save, where Word takes the first line of the text and uses it to name the text file. LibreOffice (and OpenOffice before that) don't have this feature! It's a small thing but over time it becomes a growing nuisance!
Luckily there is an easy fix for that! Which enables you to enjoy the luxury of easy naming of files and limit the Untitled flood over time! 

LibreOffice 5.0 is out!

Finally after what seemed like forever! LibreOffice 5.0 is out!
"LibreOffice 5.0 is the tenth major release since the launch of the project and and the first of the third development cycle. LibreOffice is a full feature open source office suite which compares head to head with every product in the same category, while it stands out for superior interoperability features."

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Windows 8 Installation and Activation (Dual Boot Saga)

Episode 1
I freshly installed Windows 8 Pro on an old friend's laptop that soon collapsed. So I had to do something so I don't lose the Pro license!
That laptop has been acting off for quite some time. 

Customize LibreOffice with these awesome native themes

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With LibreOffice 5.0 just around the corner, I thought I should share this awesome tutorial with you to make LibreOffice look better and enhance your productivity!

Upgrade to Windows 10 today! Not from Windows Update!


I've been following the Windows 10 hype since it's been rumored to be named Windows 9. And I have covered many news and opinions about it, including the release date and the debate of it being free or not.

As Windows 10 arrive today I decided I deserve an early taste, after all I might not get it for months! Who knows when my “turn” will arrive? I also wasn't too keen about downloading from the Windows Update and have been vocal about it!

While browsing the Windows 10 news I came across a Reddit post that claimed to have “Clean ESD” for installing Windows 10. (ESD stands for Electronic Software Delivery). I had to make sure so I posted in the Microsoft answers site and it was confirmed to be “legit” so I got to work!

ماهو ليونكس و المصادر الحرة؟

مرحبا بك عزيزي القارئ
لن أطيل عليك بالقصة الدرامية التي مللتها من كثرة الإعادة، فهي في كل صفحة ويب وكل مقدمة كتاب، عن لينوس تورفالدز ( من هنا يأتي إسم لينكس ) وريتشارد ستولمان .. إلخ

Batch install downloaded DEB packages on Ubuntu

Today's post is a re-write of “How to add downloaded packages to Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu 13.04” because I had to install packages Offline when I was fixing my brother's computer. And something wasn't right!
In that particular case I installed Ubuntu 14.04 twice in the same week so using the same packages to update was probably the right thing to do to save time and data plan. 

سبعة أمور لم تكن تعرفها عن لينكس

السلام عليكم
في هذه التدوينة سنناقش معا سبع حقائق ونصحح بعض المفاهيم الخاطئة في أذهان البعض منا عن اللينكس والمصادر الحرة

ClipGrab. Your all media download solution for Ubuntu

Hey there you guys. How are you doing? I hope you are doing good!
If you are in town looking for the easiest way to download videos from the Internet. Then this post is for you! Read on!
I must warn you to the check copyrights of videos before proceeding to download.